In previous blog posts, we discussed how virtual reality (VR) can be used in areas like healthcare and gaming. Whether for providing distance-learning medical training or allowing friends to meet up and play board games, virtual reality has the potential to bring new life to a variety of fields. We wanted to highlight a few more creative ways VR could improve the quality of online video experiences.
Live music performances
VR live music performances make it possible for fans worldwide to experience their favorite musicians and DJs live, regardless of their location. VR music experience providers like Redpill VR, for example, create virtual venues where users can attend events, socialize and meet new people, and dance to their favorite music. This is perfect for fans who can’t make it to a physical concert location, for users who want to meet up with their friends from across the world, or for users who simply want to dance the night away in a fun, immersive environment.
Virtual field trips
Virtual field trips bring travel to the classroom in a way that is engaging, memorable, and cost-effective. They encourage students to view and interact with landmarks around the world. VR field trips introduce students to the locations they learn about in class in a unique way, allowing them to visit places they may not have a chance to experience otherwise. Seeing historical and cultural sites in three dimensions and actually being able to “walk” around them supports imagination and curiosity, allowing students to gain a better grasp of how and why the locations are important. They might think about how the site was built, what caused any damage they witnessed, or how people used to live and interact with a given space.
Interior design and architecture
Designing a new space can be fun, but it can also be anxiety-inducing. Whether redoing a kitchen or designing the entire home, every feature needs to be chosen, from flooring to lighting fixtures to cabinet hardware. Even electrical outlets need to be properly placed. This can lead to decision fatigue and paralysis in clients, who are not always able to envision how each component will look in their home.
To make the process easier, interior designers can recreate the space virtually and show clients exactly how their space will look with specific updates. VR interior design software allows users to see and explore an environment in real time before committing to any actual changes. For example, designers could switch between options for kitchen counters to show a home owner how each would look with the rest of their design choices. Clients are able to visualize variations in real time with no consequences. This reduces the gravity of the decision-making process, so that clients can quickly swap between colors and materials without having to worry about cost.
VR for interior design could be used for something as simple as deciding on furniture placement before rearranging a room in order to prevent extra lifting. Alternatively, it can be used for projects as large as designing an entire office complex. Every step, from the layout of a building all the way down to choosing paint colors for each room, can be envisioned in a virtual environment.
Virtual closets and shopping
Imagine trying on clothes before purchasing them, or even bringing the outfit selection system from Clueless to life (and to the next level) by adding VR capability. With VR virtualization technology such as that from Redpill VR, it’s possible to create an avatar with the same proportions as the user and overlay a realistic preview of any combination of clothes, shoes, hats, jewelry, etc. Virtual closet software allows users to upload their own clothing and virtually swipe through options on their avatar before choosing what to wear to an event.
Retailers can use the same technology so that customers can try on clothes virtually while shopping online before deciding whether or not to order. Using the measurements of the clothing, customers can visualize how certain pieces would fit their body shape before committing to a purchase. This prevents costly returns and ensures happier customers. Virtual closet software would be especially useful for users who have disabilities or injuries that make trying on clothes difficult; it allows the user to effortlessly pick out new clothing without the stress and challenges that come with navigating crowded stores and changing rooms.
Real-time live video is essential to creating virtual reality experiences - and luckily, that’s where Red5 Pro excels. If any of the ideas above sound interesting, Red5 Pro can help bring them to life. Learn how our product can support your idea by reaching out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or scheduling a call.